Amputee services during post-earthquake Haiti: Research to analyze societal, limb, and programmatic factors around limb use in Haiti
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Evaluate the effectiveness of post-Earthquake Haiti prosthetic limb provision Describe the key factors affecting use of donated prosthetic limbs in Haiti Identify the major benefits (personal, economic, societal) of amputee service provision in Haiti Analyze best practices for integrated services for amputees in low-resource settings
Keyword(s): Disability Studies, International Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: In my role as Haiti Country Director for Catholic Medical Mission Board, I have led my organizationsâ activities in Haiti for the past 10 years. I am Haitian and an amputee myself, which provides me with a unique perspective on prosthetic and orthotic programs.
I have my MD from the State University in Haiti, my MPH from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and have been working in healthcare in Haiti for over 20 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.